Satchidananda Panda

Professor

Regulatory Biology Laboratory

Satchidananda Panda
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Videos

Videos


App Fights “Metabolic Jet Lag” to Improve Health

Salk scientists show how timed feeding could help fight “metabolic jetlag”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner? For too many of us, the three meals of the day go more like: morning meeting pastry, mid-afternoon energy drink and midnight pizza. In <em>Cell Metabolism</em> on September 24, Salk Institute scientists present daily food and beverage intake data collected from over 150 participants of a mobile research app over three weeks. They show that a majority of people eat for 15 hours or longer, with less than a quarter of the day’s calories being consumed before noon and over a third consumed after 6 p.m.


Time-Restricted Eating May Reverse Diabetes & Obesity

Salk researchers tinker with a time-restricted diet in mice and find that it is remarkably forgiving.

These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. Read more »


How Genes Link our Eating & Sleeping Schedules

Mutations in the circadian genes could drive night eating syndrome.

For most people, the urge to eat a meal or snack comes at a few, predictable times during the waking part of the day. But for those with a rare syndrome, hunger comes at unwanted hours, interrupts sleep and causes overeating. Read more »


Possible Drug-Free Intervention for Obesity

It turns out that when we eat may be as important as what we eat. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet and prevent obesity, diabetes and liver disease in mice. Read more »


Satchin Panda – Health & Your Internal Clock

American Health Journal


Education

BS, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India
PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
Postdoctoral Researcher, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego, California


Awards & Honors

  • 2006 Pew Scholar
  • 2006 Dana Foundation Award in Brain and Immune System Imaging